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Briefing by the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
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The Secretary-General said he had accepted the resignation of Babacar Gaye, his Special Representative and Head of the UN [Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization] Mission in the Central African Republic, otherwise known as MINUSCA.

The Secretary-General spoke at an event commemorating International Youth Day.

The Security Council held closed consultations on Yemen.

The Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, arrived in Aden by ship from Djibouti to assess the situation and humanitarian response in Yemen.

The newly appointed Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, completed his first official visit to Puntland and Somaliland.

The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, has concluded a visit to Jordan, during which she met Syrian refugee families and heard the hopes and fears of young people.

The UN-facilitated talks with Libyan parties have concluded.

A team of international envoys for the Great Lakes region, including the UN Envoy for the Great Lakes, Said Djinnit, are calling for restraint, leadership, and vision from all concerned citizens of Burundi to prevent further violence.

Concerning the bombing that took place in north-eastern Nigeria, I can say that the Secretary-General is indeed saddened by the attacks yesterday at a crowded market in the town Sabon Garithat, in north-east Nigeria, which reportedly killed over 40 people and injured many.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners are helping to implement practice to make schools in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone safe from Ebola transmission.

Marking a year since the last wild polio case was detected in Africa, the WHO [World Health Organization] highlighted the important progress toward eradication around the world.

Renata Dessallien, the UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar, visited communities affected by the floods and observed ongoing relief efforts.

The Secretary-General has appointed Farid Zarif of Afghanistan as his new Special Representative (SRSG) for Liberia and Head of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).

There will be a press conference by Ambassador Kaha Imnadze, the Permanent Representative of Georgia.

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